Erik Bergman

Erik Bergman

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My research focus upon Late medieval religiosity with a particular focus on sermons, saints and liturgy. I am particularly interested in Vadstena Abbey and St. Birgitta of Sweden. My area of expertise is medieval sermons in general and Swedish medieval sermons in particular. Sermons on saints, rhetoric, form and the functions of saints in this massmedium is the focus of my dissertation in addition to questions on potential groups of audiences. Two articles are published that investigates groups of audiences in sermons in general and sermons to the sisters in Vadstena Abbey from the beginning of the 16th-century in particular. In addition to the mentioned interests, I have been working on liturgical handbooks  from the middle of the 16th-century Denmark. I have prepared and am planning to publish "Severinus homiliebok" from 1552, a liturgical handbook from the area of Lund, in the coming years.

I am also doing translations from Latin to Swedish of older texts from late antiquity to the Reformation.


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